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President Bola Tinubu has suspended the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, indefinitely.

His suspension is coming barely a week after the Godwin Emefiele was suspended from office as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Wednesday, says Mr Bawa was suspended to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office.”

The statement said there “weighty allegations of abuse of office leveled against him.”

Read Full Statement Below:

14th June, 2023

PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BOLA AHMED TINUBU SUSPENDS BAWA INDEFINITELY FROM OFFICE AS CHAIRMAN ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION

The statement signed by Willie Bassey said the suspension is to allow for a proper investigation into his conduct while in office.

Read the full statement below:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the indefinite suspension from office of Mr. AbdulRasheed Bawa, CON, as the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow for proper investigation into his conduct while in office.

2. This follows weighty allegations of abuse of office levelled against him.

3. Mr Bawa has been directed to immediately handover the affairs of his office to the Director, Operations in the Commission, who will oversee the affairs of the Office of the Chairman of the Commission pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Willie Bassey
Director, Information

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